Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

Read the full story »
Logano Wins Daytona 500 With Yellow Flapping
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joey Logano won Sunday’s Daytona 500 when a wreck brought out a caution just after “The Kid” had taken the white flag on a green/white/checkered restart at Daytona International Speedway.
“I can’t believe it,” he said. “The Daytona 500. Oh my God. Are you kidding me?”
The victory was the first for […]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 16:56 | One Comment
Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In the time that it took for Kyle Busch’s Toyota to blow through a couple of hundred yards of painted grass and soft, sandy earth and then slam into a solid concrete wall at 180 or so mph on Saturday, the Daytona Rising project at Daytona International Speedway was transformed […]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 9:27 | Comments Off on Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck
Kurt Busch Out Of Appeals – And The 500
| Senior Writer

Embattled NASCAR driver Kurt Busch lost a pair of appeal procedures Saturday stemming from his indefinite Sprint Cup Series suspension, ending the former champion’s bid to compete in Sunday’s season-opening 57th annual Daytona 500.
NASCAR slapped Busch with the indefinite suspension Friday afternoon in the aftermath of a Delaware family court’s finding earlier that “by a […]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 8:08 | 2 Comments
Hagan Jumps To Pole In Arizona
| Senior Writer

Two-time/reigning world champion Matt Hagan will attempt to notch season-opening, back-to-back Funny Car victories from P1 Sunday after recording his first career sub-4-second run during final qualifications for the 31st annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Crew chief Dickie Venables turned up the wick on Hagan’s Rocky Boots/Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T during the fourth […]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Hagan Jumps To Pole In Arizona
Reed Wins At DIS; Crash Knocks Kyle Busch Out Of The 500

Ryan Reed stormed to his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory in Saturday’s Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
Chris Buescher, Reed’s Roush Fenway Racing teammate, finished second, .089 seconds behind.
Not celebrating after the race was Kyle Busch, who slammed an un-padded infield wall during a big wreck late in the race. An injury to […]

Sat, 02/21/15 – 20:16 | Comments Off on Reed Wins At DIS; Crash Knocks Kyle Busch Out Of The 500
Regan Smith To Fill In For Suspended Kurt Busch
Stewart-Haas Racing named Regan Smith interim driver of its No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for the 57th Daytona 500 Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.
Smith will fill in for Kurt Busch, who was suspended indefinitelyby NASCAR on Friday after it was ruled that Busch smashed his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll’s head against his motor home wall […]

Sat, 02/21/15 – 8:50 | One Comment
Reddick Wins Daytona Truck Race
Tyler Reddick took the first checkered flag of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
Help from his Brad Keselowski Racing teammate, Austin Theriaul,t played a big role in Reddick’s win.
“I just had all the confidence in the world in our trucks going into the […]

Sat, 02/21/15 – 8:41 | Comments Off on Reddick Wins Daytona Truck Race
Schumacher Roars To Provisional Pole In Arizona
| Senior Writer

Ambushed by teammate Antron Brown during the NHRA season-opener two weeks ago, Tony Schumacher rallied with a career-best pass during Top Fuel qualifying Friday for the 31st annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Schumacher recorded a 1,000-foot performance of 3.722-seconds at 325.61 mph during the final pairing of cars in the second session at Wild Horse […]

Sat, 02/21/15 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Schumacher Roars To Provisional Pole In Arizona
NASCAR Hall of Fame Includes Mark Martin, Evernham On List of 2016 Nominees
| Managing Editor
The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced nominees for it Class of 2016 on Friday and it includes popular driver Mark Martin and 19 others.
Martin and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion crew chief Ray Evernham are new to the list of nominees.
Other first-time nominees announced Friday by NASCAR are legendary crew chief Harry Hyde, on […]

Fri, 02/20/15 – 19:25 | One Comment
NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch
| Managing Editor

NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch for actions detrimental to stock car racing, it was announced on Friday.
NASCAR took action following the release Friday of a supplemental disposition setting forth the findings and conclusions that formed the basis for the Family Court of the State of Delaware’s decision on Monday to issue an Order […]

Fri, 02/20/15 – 19:17 | Comments Off on NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch